Trucks, Luxury Cars Recalled Over Serious Safety Concerns

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Multiple news reports have indicated that several automakers and truck manufacturers have launched recalls recently in order to keep consumers from being exposed to serious or even deadly dangers.

The first recall campaign consumers should not ignore comes from Mercedes-Benz. According to the company and the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mercedes-Benz recalled all units of the 2017 E300 Sedan and E300 Sedan 4Matic vehicles manufactured within the period between December 10, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

The NHTSA has indicated that these vehicles may come with rear bench seat frames that may come in contact with wiring harness for the fuel pump, fuel tank pressure sensor, or fuel level gauge and damage it. If that’s the case, the engine could stall unexpectedly.

To avoid crashes stemming from this issue, vehicle owners are being contacted by Mercedes-Benz. Once you’re contacted, schedule a visit to a local dealer where the routing of the affected wiring harnesses will be repaired or modified, whatever is necessary. The fix should be carried out entirely for free.

The second recall campaign consumers should not ignore comes from Isuzu Technical Center of America, Inc., reports the NHTSA.

Since these trucks are large vehicles that could cause a lot of damage in the event of a crash caused by speed, the recall was deemed important and necessary.

According to the NHTSA, the 2014 through 2016 Isuzu NPR and NPR HD trucks manufactured between August 26, 2013 and November 11, 2016, as well as all units of the 2016 Chevrolet Low Cab Forward 3500 HD, 4500HD, and 4500XD trucks manufactured between July 27, 2016 and November 11, 2016 were fitted with throttle pedals that could get stuck under the steel stopper bolt while in use, causing the pedal to remain in the full throttle position and making it more likely for the vehicle to achieve great speeds even if the driver is attempting to slow or stop the truck.

Since this issue could lead to serious consequences such as deadly collisions, the company launched this recall. Impacted vehicle owners will be contacted after November 14. You may also contact Isuzu directly to learn more about the recall.

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